Betcha Didn’t Know (Part Two)

Sometimes, I carry watermelon in my purse…

Purse

…and by sometimes, I mean this morning, because living at home means my mom packs me snacks for work.

Don’t be jealous!

I met Cyndi Lauper. Here’s proof:

Cyndi Lauper

My awesome friend, Dana, won backstage passes to a show in 2008, and invited me along. The pink frame seemed all too appropriate.

Since I’ve been home, my mom has made more creative vegetarian recipes for me than I’ve made for myself in the past year and four months that I’ve been a vegetarian.

Pasta with Eggplant

You’re staring at whole wheat rigatoni with roasted eggplant, peppers, garlic, and ricotta cheese.

Pasta

So, who’s coming over for dinner?  

I don’t like Indian food, but I am absolutely IN LOVE with these:

TJ's Veggie Masala burgers

Soft lighting, and iced coffee in a fancy-smancy beverage glass can make even the simplest of breakfasts look gourmet:

Breakfast

Right?

And, now, for a few picture-less confessions:

A couple weeks, I spent $26 on sun block from Sephora. (I had a gift card, so I actually only spent $1) I wear it every day.

My apartment is a mess.

I sing along, loudly, to the same Counting Crows songs over and over again when I’m alone in my car.

I don’t shower every day.

I spent more than an hour in Target yesterday. I went in for motor oil, and left with oats, facial cleansing wipes, and a new toothbrush. Completely. Normal.

If you’re interested, here’s Part one

Have a great Thursday! <3

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Tornado

Hey Blogfaces! Today felt like a tornado.

It started early with breakfast at my laptop.

I kept it simple with whole wheat toast with PB and blueberries. I had a fancy glass of iced coffee with breakfast.

I did not drink any of that wine in the background, by the way. I just wasn’t feeling the alcohol at 6 a.m. thing.

I had to be in Saratoga early this morning for my internship. Since I knew it was going to be a lonnnng day, I packed a power lunch!

This was more like a throw everything I have left in the kitchen into a bag and run out the door lunch…but shhhh… we can pretend.

Our kitchen is filled with random food because we haven’t gone grocery shopping in a week or so. My lunch salad was ridiculously random but delicious.

It contained:

  • Frozen corn
  • Frozen edamame
  • Frozen green beans
  • Frozen Wheat berries
  • Chopped Summer Squash
  • Chopped Zucchini
  • 1/4 of a Tomato

The salad defrosted by lunchtime and looked like this

Yum! So good for such a weird lunch.

Before lunch, I snacked on blueberry almond Feed Granola. I didn’t eat my salad until nearly 3 p.m.!

I left my internship a little earlier than usual because my head felt like it was going to explode. I was ju st feeling gross in general, so I was happy to be able to slip out. I ate my watermelon on the drive home. Eating watermelon while driving is no easy task, people. Neither is taking pictures of yourself eating watermelon while driving…just sayin’.

My headache was gone by the time I got home. I had a arnold sandwich thin smeared with PB for a snack and to fuel for my after-work workout. My friend, Jess, came over and we went  to a body pump class. The class kicked my butt again, but I loved it!

When I got home, Jeff and I failed at rolling out pizza dough.

So, we turned the dough into garlic knots…naturally.

This was so simple! I mixed garlic, basil, and olive oil in a bowl, and then rolled each dough ball through the mixture. I popped them in the oven at 425° for 6 minutes and wahla

Easy-Peasy.

Jeff made toast pizzas under the broiler.

They were awesome! We dipped out garlic knots into heated pizza sauce. I had watermelon and corn on the side.

For dessert, I inhaled this small piece of shower cake.

This pic made me laugh a bit. Not sure why!

Well, I’m off to bed! Jess and I have plans to sun bathe and swim at the pool in my complex tomorrow. Maybe the water will help heal our sore legs and arms.

What’s your favorite strength workout?

Have a great Friday! <3

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